Countdown timers can get you in hassle, typically. I used to be sitting there watching the little timer on the Epic Games Retailer that was speculated to reveal GTA 5 because the “thriller sport” that Fortnite developer Epic was unveiling as its new free sport, however issues acquired unusual as quickly because the timer went down.
I acquired a sequence of 500 errors earlier than the shop was truly in a position to load, however subsequent makes an attempt to carry it up haven’t labored. Others are reporting seeing their shops load in languages aside from their very own:
Epic says that its conscious of the issue and is engaged on a repair:
We’re at the moment experiencing excessive site visitors on the Epic Games Retailer.
We’re conscious that customers could also be encountering gradual loading instances, 500 errors, or launcher crashing at the moment and we’re actively working to scale. We’ll present an replace as quickly as we will.
— Epic Video games Retailer (@EpicGames) May 14, 2020
Replace: the outage seems to even be affecting Fortnite on cell gadgets:
We’re investigating points on PC and Mac that will influence Launcher logins and in-game purchases.
We’ll present an replace as now we have extra data. pic.twitter.com/YlFUP3vQEy
— Fortnite Standing (@FortniteStatus) May 14, 2020
If the Epic Games Launcher isn’t working, which means you possibly can’t play your Epic games, together with the ultra-popular Fortnite. Simply as importantly, you possibly can’t get in to obtain your free copy of GTA 5, the arrival of which appears linked to those issues in a roundabout way, form or type. The sport might be free for a short time, so there’s no must seize it immediately. It’s nonetheless irritating for anybody that’s been champing on the bit to get the sport after yesterday’s rumors.
Hopefully this received’t final too lengthy, each for keen GTA 5 players and folks that wish to simply get again to Fortnite. The Epic Games Retailer launches to some extent of controversy from followers of competitor Valve’s Steam retailer, however a lot of that appears to have died down in latest months as Epic’s storefront turns into a longtime a part of the trade. That is probably so as to add some fuel to fires, sadly.